Barcelona to offer £17.5M for Tottenham defender Vertonghen
The London Evening Standard says Vertonghen, 27, has two years remaining on his contract and told Standard Sport in February he would make a decision over his future after the World Cup should Spurs not qualify for Europe's premier club competition.
Barcelona will still have money to spend despite the imminent £75m purchase of Luis Suarez from Liverpool because they are recouping £31.7m from Arsenal for Alexis Sanchez and have sold Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea for £32m.
The Catalan giants want to strengthen their defence and are preparing a £17.5m offer for Vertonghen, who joined for £9.6m from Ajax in 2012, after being impressed with his performances at the World Cup.
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